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[VIDEO NEWS] The first year of President Moon Jae-in

May 10,2018
1) From the inauguration to the inter-Korean summit, the timeline of President Moon Jae-in’s first year.

2) May 10, 2017: President Moon is sworn in

3) May 12, 2017: Moon orders the cancellation of government-authored history textbooks

4) May 23, 2017: Formal trial for former President Park Geun-hye begins

5) June 16, 2017: Candidate Ahn Kyung-hwan, candidate for the minister of justice, withdraws himself from consideration after five days

6) July 13, 2017: Cho Dae-yeop, nominee for minister of employment and labor, steps down after controversy over drunk-driving history

7) September 2, 2017: Lee You-jung, Constitutional Court nominee, voluntarily withdraws

8) September 3, 2017: North Korea carries out its sixth nuclear test, claiming to have detonated a hydrogen bomb that can be loaded onto an intercontinental ballistic missile

9) September 28, 2017: Moon speaks on Armed Forces Day, on the 69th anniversary of the military’s founding

10) November 13, 2017: North Korean soldier defects to South Korea through the Joint Security Area in the demilitarized zone, and the CCTV footage is revealed

11) November 15, 2017: A 5.4-magnitude earthquake breaks out in Pohang, and college entrance exams are postponed for the first time ever as a result

12) December 16, 2017: President Moon Jae-in visits the building that housed the Provisional Government of Korea in Chongqing, China

13) January 10, 2018: President Moon makes his New Years’ speech

14) January 26: Fire kills 46 people in a hospital at Miryang, South Gyeongsang

15) January 28: Prosecutor Seo Ji-hyeon’s whistle-blowing on sexual harassment sets off the Me Too movement in Korea

16) February 8: North Korean high-level delegation, including leader Kim Jong-un’s sister Kim Yo-jong, visits South Korea for three days and attends the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics

17) February 11: North Korean art troupe Samjiyon Orchestra performs in Seoul

18) March 5: South Korean special envoys visit North Korea and meet Kim Jong-un, agreeing on a third inter-Korean summit

19) March 15: Conference is held on solving unemployment among young people

20) April 3: Memorial for civilians killed in the Jeju Massacre of April 3, 1948

21) April 14: Construction equipment enters Seongju County, North Gyeongsang, for deployment of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) antimissile system and 200 protestors are forcefully dispersed

22) April 18: Kim Ki-sik removed as the head of the Financial Supervisory Service after some of his actions while as a lawmaker receive heavy criticism

23) April 27: inter-Korean summit

Video sourced from JoongAng Ilbo
Produced by Cho Soo-jin, Woo Soo-jin, Jung Soo-kyung
Translated by Kim Hyo-jung
Edited by Matthew Silberman